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Governors

Name & Position of Responsibility Category of Governor (elected ) Term of Office Register of interest Link Governor Role
Mrs Angela Butcher Headteacher Ongoing N/A N/A
Mrs Nicky Selby Staff

(elected by Staff)

From 23/05/14

To 22/05/18

N/A N/A
Emma Staddon

Chair of Governors

Parent Governor

(elected by parents)

From 01/09/17

To 31/08/21

Training and Development Governor

SIP Priority – Leadership and Management

Sylvia Spearpoint

Vice Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor (elected by FGB) From 01/12/15

To 30/11/19

Headteacher Performance Management

Pay Committee

Safeguarding

Children Looked After

SIP Priority – Leadership and Management

Judy Haggar LA Governor

(nominated by LA and elected by FGB)

From 01/01/17

To 31/12/19

Headteacher Performance Management

Pay Committee

SIP Priority – Progress and Attainment

John Knibb Parent Governor (elected by parents) From 01/10/15

To 01/10/19

SIP Priority – Growth Mindset
Penny Mortlock Co-opted Governor (elected by FGB) From 10/09/15

To 09/09/19

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SIP Priority – Growth Mindset

Sabeena Akhtar Parent Governor

(elected by parents)

From 11/02/16

To 10/02/2020

Pupil Premium

Sports Premium

SIP Priority – Progress and Attainment

Priya Mehta Co-opted Governor

(elected by FGB)

From 01/05/2017

To 30/04/2021

Lucy McCanna Parent Governor From 01/05/2017

To 30/04/2021

Barry Tunstall* Co-opted Governor

(elected by FGB)

No longer a Governor, term completed

 

Husband to TA working at school
Richard Beeden*

 

 

Co-opted Governor

(elected by FGB)

 

No longer a Governor, term completed

 

Sarah Puntis* Co-opted Governor

(elected by FGB)

No longer a Governor, term completed Parent Governor at Field Junior School Finance Governor

 

Sian Henry* Co- opted Governor No longer a Governor, term completed Parent Governor at Field Junior School Pupil Premium/Safeguarding Governor

Headteacher Performance Management

Pay Committee

Health & Safety

Sara Jane Trebar* Parent Governor

(elected by parents)

No longer a Governor, term completed SIP Priority – Growth Mindset
Anna Addison*

 

Co-opted Governor

(elected by FGB)

No longer a Governor, term completed

Biographies

Mrs Butcher

I have been qualified as a teacher for 14 years now and I am now in my fourth year of headship.  I began my career in Lancashire before moving to Hertfordshire in 2014.  I have a passion for Early Years and specialised in this area for 6 years.  My aim as Head Teacher is to ensure all children have every opportunity to reach their full potential, to recognise each child’s individual strengths and to ensure all children develop a love for learning.

 Mrs Selby

Mrs N SelbyI have been a teacher for the past 14 year and as Deputy Head I work alongside the Head Teacher and the staff team to ensure that all pupils have a positive and engaging learning experience. As staff governor I work closely with all members of the Governing Body in all areas of school life.  Having two young children of my own enables me to have a deeper understanding of child development and the important role that school plays.

 

Emma Staddon

I joined the Governing Body as a Parent Governor in March 2013.  I have 3 daughters; one who attends the Nursery, one in Year 3 at the Juniors and my eldest has just started at secondary school.  I have previously volunteered at the school and also play an active part in the parents association, FOFI (Friends of Field Infants).  As well as being a busy mum, I also work part-time in Training and Development for a car finance company.  I really enjoy cooking, cycling, reading, socialising with friends and writing lots of lists to keep organised!

 

John Knibb

John Knibb photoI joined the Governing Body as a Parent Governor in October 2015.  I have one son who was at Watford Field Infants until last year and three daughters; one of whom is currently attending Watford Field Infants.   I have previously loved volunteering at the school and am keen to take an even more active role in this wonderful school.

I have been working in secondary education, teaching in London, Africa, Switzerland and Belarus but have had a variety of jobs before this including working for the prison service.

I enjoy travelling, playing music and peace and quiet which with four young children is very rare to come by these days!

Penny Mortlock

                                  I have two sons in years 3 and 5. Both benefited from a great start to their education at WFI and I am very happy to continue to support the school. I have volunteered at school and also support fundraising and social activities. I also am a volunteer for Herts Inclusive Theater, supporting young adults with moderate and severe learning difficulties. I have many years of publishing experience and currently I work part time for a local publisher.

 Sylvia Spearpoint

SylviaI am a mother to 3 daughters and have been a nurse for more than 30 years.

I have had links with the school for 15 years, as a parent and professional. I am very happy to be continuing my relationship with Field Infants as a co-opted governor.

 

 

 

Sabeena Akhtar

I joined the governing body in 2016 as a parent governor. I have two
children at WFI, in the nursery and at reception and an older daughter in
year 5 at the Junior school. In addition to being a busy mum, I work for a
not for profit publishing house.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lucy McCanna

I became a parent governor in April 2017, and have two children. My oldest had a great start at WFI, and my youngest is currently in Reception. I am part of the Friends of Field Infants (FOFI) parents’ association. I work in academic research, studying autism, and am also a maths and science tutor.

 

 

 

 

Priya Mehta

I joined the governing body as a co-opted governor in May 2017. My focus will be Chair the Finance and Premises Committee. This is my first governor role and have decided to take this on following completion of my MBA (Masters in Business Administration).

My professional background is within the Finance Industry and have worked within Banking and Financial Services for over 10 years and more recently in a strategic capacity. I also recently launched my own e-commerce business.

Having recently moved to the area, I am passionate about supporting the Governing Body, Staff, School and Children in achieveing their goals. I believe kids of today are our future tomorrow and with technology changing the way the world operates, I can see the real need to make a difference (to how schools are run) now.